Huldah Woodruff

27 February 1769–4 June 1801 (Age 32)
Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Huldah

When Huldah Woodruff was born on 27 February 1769, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jesse Woodruff, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Brace, was 23. She died on 4 June 1801, at the age of 32, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, North Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Woodruff
1738–1806
Hannah Brace
1745–1781
Hannah Woodruff
1762–1845
Wiard Woodruff
1764–1828
Lavinia Woodruff
1765–1766
Laverne Woodruff
1765–
Lois Woodruff
1767–1856
Huldah Woodruff
1769–1801
Jesse Woodruff
1772–1840
Sabrience Woodruff
1774–
Joel Woodruff
1776–1832
Elisabeth Woodruff
1778–1778
Mary Woodruff
1779–1780

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World Events (8)

1776
Age 7
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 7
"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""
1781 · The First Constitution
Age 12
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English woderove ‘woodruff, sweet woodruff’ (Old English wudurofe), a sweet-scented plant. The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person. Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived at or near a place where woodruff grew. There may have been some confusion with Woodrow .History: Two English families brought the name Woodruff to the American colonies: those of Matthew Woodruff and of John and Ann Woodruffe. The latter migrated to Lynn, MA, from Kent, and moved to Southampton, Long Island, NY, before 1640. John and Ann's many descendants were established in NJ, NC, and SC by 1790. The city of Woodruff, SC, is named for this family. The name is variously spelled Woodrove, Woodroffe, Woodruffe, Woodrough, and Woodruff in colonial records.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Woodroof
Woodrow

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  • Huldah Woodruff Rose, "Find A Grave Index"

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